Mercenary warriors in New Orleans posted by Rick at 1:01 AM
Guess who's looking after the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans?
According to their web site:
Blackwater USA consists of six separate business units: Blackwater Training Center (the largest private firearms and tactical training center in the U. S.), Blackwater Target Systems, Blackwater Security Consulting, Blackwater Aviation Worldwide Services, Blackwater Canine, and Raven Development Group.
We are not simply a "private security company." We are a turnkey solution provider for 4th generation warfare.
Some accounts say the mercs are there at taxpayer expense; other accounts say they've been hired by businesses and wealthy individuals to protect antebellum estates, gated communities, and commercial properties. But either way, the news is bad. Either the government is hiring mercenary soldiers more at home in Fallujah to police the streets of the Big Easy, or employees of a private security company--excuse me, "a turnkey solution provider for 4th generation warfare"--are being allowed to remain in New Orleans, in violation of a supposedly mandatory evacuation order, armed to the teeth--while ordinary citizens of New Orleans are having their weapons confiscated.